EDPO 350: Introduction to Education for Paraprofessionals (Educational Technicians)
An ONLINE Guided Independent Study -- Open Enrollment
Stephen York, Instructor
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 4.5 CEUs
This is a survey course designed to help paraprofessionals (educational technicians) understand and to work successfully with students and teachers. It addresses public education as a cultural institution and the important role, responsibilities, and challenges educational paraprofessionals within the school.
This is a self-paced, individualized; online course. You work one-on-one with the instructor. It is a practical, user-friendly format even for those who tend to stay away from online courses. No one else sees or comments on your work except for the instructor.
The course is pre-approved by the certification office of the Maine Department of Education. Students may take it for 4.5 Continuing Education Units (the equivalent of 45 contact hours, or one course).
COURSE Content Includes:
Instructional Support - Roles and Responsibilities
Special Education - Introduction/Behavior Management
Early Childhood - Growth and Development
Assisting Instruction in Content Areas
Content Skills Assessment - Reading Writing, Math
Textbook: Teaching, Learning, and Schooling: A 21st Century Perspective. By Eugene F. Provenzo. Find on Bookfinder.com.
Online Material: A special access code will be provided by the Instructor.